On 20 February, as part of a ceremony dedicated to the 101st anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm bestowed 33 Silver Decorations and 3 Gold Decorations to the most outstanding and successful promoters of agriculture and rural life.
The Minister of Rural Affairs extended his gratitude towards all those who are working every day to further life in rural areas. “I would like to sincerely thank all the promoters of agriculture, food production and rural life – your will and contribution are invaluable for the development of rural areas,” Minister Tamm said. “Our wisdom, industriousness, demandingness and faith in a better tomorrow have helped us get where we are now. I believe that these exact same qualities will also help us prosper in the future.”
The decorations of the Ministry of Rural Affairs of Estonia are bestowed in two categories: Silver and Gold. The Silver Decoration is awarded for productive work with the ministry or for the successful work within the ministry, its governing area authorities, administered state authorities or governing area. The Gold Decoration is awarded for outstanding achievements in the development of the governing area of the ministry. 33 Silver Decorations and 3 Gold Decorations were bestowed this year.
Silver Decorations were awarded to:
Mirja-Mai Urve – vocational teacher at the Järva County Vocational Training Centre, who has taught animal husbandry related subjects since 1980;
Vello Vilu – vocational teacher at the Järva County Vocational Training Centre, who has taught agricultural mechanisation subjects since 2004.
More photos from the event.